Mexico's Anti-Corruption Laws and Implementing Regulations: Private Entities and Individuals in the Crosshairs

Understanding Key Provisions, Ensuring Compliance and Mitigating Legal Risks

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A


Conducted on Tuesday, May 21, 2019

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Program Materials

This CLE webinar will prepare counsel to companies doing business in Mexico to meet the demands of the country's anti-corruption reforms and implementing regulations. The panel will outline effective compliance strategies to minimize anti-corruption risks under Mexico’s Anti-Corruption Laws.

Description

Mexico has seen the election of a new president who vowed to fight corruption with promises of zero tolerance after seeing the country fall even further in the Corruption Perception Index of Transparency International. What will President López Obrador mean for implementation of the National Anti-Corruption System?

Mexico's Anti-Corruption Laws hold companies and individuals liable for corrupt acts involving Mexican and foreign officials and governments. Individuals face sanctions of up to two times the amount of the acquired benefits and may be disqualified to participate in procurement, leases, services or state-owned enterprise projects for up to eight years, as may face damages. Entities can face debarment of up to 10 years, suspension of activities up to three years, partnership dissolution and damages.

U.S. companies doing business in Mexico are at risk of employees and agents violating the anti-corruption laws. Counsel to companies must implement policies and procedures to minimize legal vulnerabilities under the National Anti-Corruption System and implementing laws.

Listen as the panel discusses the anti-corruption laws and implementing regulations, examining the distinctions between it and the FCPA. The panel will also discuss how the anti-corruption law will be enforced and offer best practices for complying with the law.

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Outline

  1. Mexico's anti-corruption laws and implementing regulations
    1. Key provisions
    2. Distinctions between the new reforms and the FCPA
  2. Enforcement of the anti-corruption laws
  3. Best practices for compliance: what companies should do now

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • Who is covered by Mexico's anti-corruption reforms?
  • How do these anti-corruption laws differ from the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act?
  • What types of procedures are advised to mitigate liability under the regime?
  • What steps can companies take to minimize corruption risks under Mexico's anti-corruption reform?

Faculty

Chavez, Carlos
Carlos Chávez

Partner
Galicia Abogados

Mr. Chavez focuses on operations related to regulated markets, economic competition and contracting with the public...  |  Read More

Ellis, Matteson
Matteson Ellis

Member
Miller & Chevalier

Mr. Ellis has extensive experience in all areas of international anti-corruption compliance and enforcement. With a...  |  Read More

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